Hogwarts Legacy review (2023)

Despite some repetitive side missions and the usual tedious tropes of massive open world RPGs, Hogwarts Legacy is an impressive achievement, fully realizing the world of Hogwarts in a way the books or film universe never really did. Although they still deliver magic in their own medium, this game takes it to the next level. I’m surprised it took this long for a game developer … Continue reading Hogwarts Legacy review (2023)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse review (2023)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a visual marvel, surpassing its predecessor in almost everyway. The animation is extremely creative and mind-blowing, the story is a massive concoction of chaos, emotion, and heart, and the action set pieces are masterful. It’s overwhelmingly ambitious in all the right ways, and it’s, as of right now, the film of the year. It’s further proof that superhero fatigue doesn’t … Continue reading Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse review (2023)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 review (2023)

Although Adam Warlock was severely underutilized, it’s clear Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was all about the original team and the familial bond they have. It’s an emotional roller coaster from start to finish, delivering tear-jerking scenes, it’s hilarious, contains several memorable character moments, it’s beautifully edited/shot, and the action is top-notch. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the film this universe needed … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 review (2023)

Dead Space remake review (2023)

Motive Studio managed to remake Dead Space for a new era and made it incredibly faithful to the original. It still delivers a stellar gameplay experience, intense and a horror-driven tone, and a memorable, thought-provoking story with well-developed and mysterious characters. The only difference is how much better it looks and how much more freedom the player has to move around. (For this review, I … Continue reading Dead Space remake review (2023)

The Super Mario Bros. Movie review (2023)

The story is a bit silly and generic, but The Super Mario Bros. Movie beautifully and faithfully adapts the video games with visually breathtaking animation that looks like the games, incorporates game-accurate platforming, action, and items, and most of the performances do justice to the beloved characters. Say what you will about video game film/series adaptations as of late, but there was something different about … Continue reading The Super Mario Bros. Movie review (2023)

John Wick: Chapter 4 review (2023)

John Wick: Chapter 4 has phenomenal action sequences and some beautiful cinematography, even if it’s overwhelmingly over-the-top and a bit unrealistic at times. However, the flashiness doesn’t always save it from the lackluster plot and shallow, unmemorable characters. One thing can’t be denied: The John Wick series, when it comes to action, does it better than most movies with its fight choreography and the camera … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 4 review (2023)

The Last of Us season 1 review (2023)

Not every moment hits as well as the game, but HBO’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed The Last of Us is, for the majority of it, incredibly faithful to the source material, while also incorporating new elements and expanded storylines to make the viewing experience almost as enjoyable and memorable as playing the game. I remember when I played through The Last of Us in … Continue reading The Last of Us season 1 review (2023)

Creed III review (2023)

Creed III is sometimes jarring with its pacing and transitions, and the lack of Rocky’s presence is felt at times. But, it still manages to stand on its own as yet another fantastic entry into this iconic film universe with expertly filmed and series’ best fighting sequences, an emotionally personal story, memorable performances, and an incredibly engaging dynamic between Adonis Creed and his former friend … Continue reading Creed III review (2023)